syllepsis
Definition - When a single word that governs or modifies multiple parts of a sentence must be understood differently for each part of the sentence.

Notes:
1. It is a type of zeugma.

Example -
He held my hand and his breath.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek sullepsis, taking together (from syn, together + lepsis, taking).

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1577.
(Peacham Gard. Eloquence Fj.)



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